Downtown Eastside

Blog
Nov 10, 2011

In Vancouver, Occupy was already alienated

Michael Stewart
A trope has emerged as Occupy Vancouver struggles against a hostile city hall: the movement has alienated itself from the people it claims to represent. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Blog
Nov 7, 2011

Ashlie Gough, Occupy Vancouver and the mayor

Michael Stewart
Ashlie Gough is dead. We don't know why this young woman from Victoria came to Occupy Vancouver, but her death has already sent reverberations across Vancouver.
Blog
Oct 24, 2011

Whose space is This Space?

Michael Stewart
The new "community-driven, for-profit" business is opening in Vancouver's Chinatown and DTES neighbourhoods. Rather than a "truly local" project, the storefront is yet another agent of gentrification.
News
Oct 11, 2011
Over 200 women blocked traffic and called for a 'new fair, just, and inclusive inquiry that centres the voices and experiences and leadership of women, particularly Indigenous women, in the DTES.' Photo: Courtesy of Union of BC Indian Chiefs

Why the B.C. Missing Women's Commission of Inquiry fails

Harsha Walia
Grassroots groups support endangered women in the Downtown Eastside against a political system that cuts public programs while prioritizing corporate bailouts. These groups have abandoned the inquiry.
Podcast
Sep 17, 2011

New Vancouver sex work report

Pivot Legal Society
Katrina Pacey talks about what is -- and more importantly, what isn't -- in the new report put out by the City of Vancouver on sex work in the city.

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